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Inspiration Lake
3rd PlaceInspiration Lake
jaysonmc


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2012-09 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon MF 28mm f/2.0 AIS
Date: Sep 22, 2012
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1250
Date Uploaded: Sep 26, 2012

Here's the original:
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Taken at the Enchantment Lakes Basin. This is Inspiration Lake.

Forest fires in the south and east caused heavy smoke in the region. Not fun to breathe, but gave a nice long "golden hour" for the four days up there.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 239
Avg (all users): 7.1833
Avg (commenters): 8.7778
Avg (participants): 7.2143
Avg (non-participants): 7.1111
Views since voting: 2789
Views during voting: 246
Votes: 120
Comments: 43
Favorites: 15 (view)


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12/05/2012 11:23:32 AM
i m really curious about the method for going from the relative blurred background to the clear, crisp look of the entry.

Do you go through a special sharpening/contrast process to get that clean look out of the water? If you don't mind sharing, i d be very intersted in learning the technique.
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10/31/2012 12:02:12 PM
Wow, this is incredibly beautiful!!! Congratulations!
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10/09/2012 11:35:58 AM
One of m,y higher scoring images for this challenge. There's something special about that light. Congrats on your first ribbon!
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10/08/2012 04:06:01 PM
Thanks a lot for sharing the original. This is an impressive example of excellent processing. Not that your original image wasn't special, but you've really found the essence in it and displayed it at maximum potential. Very well done.

And of course congratulations on the ribbon... your first? Hard to believe.
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10/08/2012 03:27:49 PM
Congrats on the result and a new PB - fabulous image.
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10/08/2012 02:24:10 PM
Like a painting... only better! Congrats!
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10/08/2012 01:41:09 PM
Awesome image! I didn't know you came back to DPC. I see you've been back for the last few months.

Good to see you're still shooting amazing images!!

Congrats on the first ribbon!
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10/08/2012 01:13:27 PM
Looks so very peaceful! Congrats on the ribbon.
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10/08/2012 12:17:02 PM
congrats on your first! Beautiful processing!
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10/08/2012 11:15:54 AM
Congrats.
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10/08/2012 11:08:32 AM
Well done!! Congrats on the yellow and you kept at it. A Ribbon and sure the first of many more to come
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10/08/2012 09:36:50 AM
Excellent job Jayson. Congrats on the ribbon and great score.
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10/08/2012 09:28:46 AM
Congratulations Jayson! Glad to see this ribbon!
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10/08/2012 08:48:36 AM
Wondrous land. Incredible capture.
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10/08/2012 08:27:13 AM
Congratulations! A wonderful image.
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10/08/2012 04:08:49 AM
This is a super image. I'm rather surprised you didn't get a ribbon before now.
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10/08/2012 02:55:47 AM
Wow, congrats on your first ribbon and PB!
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10/08/2012 02:12:36 AM
Hey, what are you doing up here? This is marvelous. Congrats on a ribbon - and in a Free Study at that!!
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10/08/2012 12:49:02 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon. This gorgeous shot was a stand alone 10 from me.
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10/08/2012 12:23:19 AM
Congrats! My top3 picks ended top 3 :)
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10/08/2012 12:15:09 AM
Congrats on your ribbon and the beautiful image.
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10/08/2012 12:11:13 AM
fantastic...congratulations!
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10/08/2012 12:05:46 AM
haha what are you going to do now? You've gone front and center mainstream.... All eyes are on you :D

This is gorgeous! Congrats on your first ribbon and a new PB!
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10/08/2012 12:03:47 AM
Wowee, gorgeous and different. Big congrats, Jason!

Message edited by author 2012-10-08 21:34:55.
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10/08/2012 12:03:08 AM
I gave you a 6. Beautiful processing.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2012 04:11:13 PM
I'm going through the entries, stopping at those images I feel have had the benefit of an unconventional eye and dwelling a little longer to try to see and appreciate what you saw. This is one of those images.

Positives: The second landscape I've included in this month's comment series (it was nearly three). You've created a special mood here - I feel like I'm looking at an illustration in an old book (probably a C.S. Lewis novel), the colour and tones are magnificently handled; the sense of a light mist creates much atmosphere and the clarity of the rocks on the other side of the water is superb, as is the appearance of the foreground subsurface rocks.

Critical stuff: Nope

Overall: A magnificent landscape image. I really hope this does well.
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10/07/2012 03:46:00 PM
Beautiful subtle landscape. Love the title, 9.
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10/07/2012 09:37:02 AM
Love the processing on this!!!
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10/07/2012 08:31:42 AM
The scene brings me in, grabs hold, and won't let go.
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10/06/2012 08:14:41 PM
lovely muted tones
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10/05/2012 09:49:25 PM
I;m nearly to the end of voting, and this took my breath away. 10
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10/05/2012 09:45:36 PM
So inspiring and hopefully a blue ribbon winner! I love the composition with the reflection and the notch in the mountain creating a wonderful X shape. Combined with a little pop of color and shebang!!! 10!
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10/05/2012 08:52:03 AM
The lower contrast really makes this look like a painting. Nice job.
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10/04/2012 12:22:46 AM
front page stuff
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10/03/2012 09:41:35 AM
Incredible scene, love the muted processing!
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10/03/2012 08:28:33 AM
Beautiful, looks like a painting!
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10/03/2012 06:53:51 AM
I loooove the PP on this one! Pol. filter? Highlights toward yellow? Selective saturation? Unshgarp mask? Tell me!

Would have been even better with a long shutter, but still, marvelous!
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10/03/2012 01:06:28 AM
This looks like it might be HDR as well as many others in this free study! i like this best so far. Great photo of a beautiful landscape. I wish we could get some mountaints and/or snow in florida!
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10/02/2012 05:16:56 PM
Just magical and JRR Tolkien like. Again a landscape may take the FS...top 10 at the very least.
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10/02/2012 06:27:52 AM
The blend of colors in this image are astounding good composition and sharpness the reflection give great effect ..Well done
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10/01/2012 11:21:52 AM
Like this one
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10/01/2012 07:57:23 AM
So beautiful 10. Where is it?
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10/01/2012 01:07:27 AM
Dang, looks cold! I like the faded sense to this, as though time has gone by.
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